Press Release, Vienna, 20th June 2018                                                                                                                   

On 20th June 2018, the FESE General Assembly unanimously agreed to re-elect Deirdre Somers, CEO, Euronext Dublin as FESE President for a further three years. The Assembly also unanimously agreed

to the election of Petr Koblic as Vice President. Mr Koblic is a Board member of CEESEG, Board member of Vienna Stock Exchange, Chairman and CEO of the Prague Stock Exchange, Chairman of Power Exchange Central Europe, Chairman of CSD Prague and has served on the FESE Board for a number of years.

FESE Membership
Also today, the Bulgarian Stock Exchange and the Zagreb Stock Exchange, had their application for full Membership approved, their Membership will commence on 1st July 2018. Both Bulgaria and Zagreb have been Members of the association in the past.

Ivan Takev, CEO, Bulgarian Stock Exchange said

‘The Bulgarian Stock Exchange is pleased to be part of the FESE community once again, we fully appreciate the efforts the Federation is making towards all levels of its Membership and we look forward to contributing through our Membership to the European agenda in the years to come’

Ivana Gazić, President of the Management Board of Zagreb Stock Exchange said

‘We deeply appreciate FESE and its main objectives which contributes towards the benefit of the European economy, its financial markets and of its business opportunities. We strongly support FESE’s plan to involve smaller members more actively in its work and believe it is a positive step in the right direction for the organisation as a whole’

FESE Board
The FESE General Assembly also unanimously agreed the appointment of Mr Marek Dietl, Warsaw Stock Exchange, Mr Niels Tomm, Deutsche Börse and re-elected Mr Ian Cornwall, SIX Swiss Exchange for a further three years to the FESE Board.

The FESE Board as of 20th June includes:

FESE President: Deirdre Somers, Euronext Dublin
FESE Vice President: Petr Koblic, CEESEG
Ramon Adarraga, BME
Martin Reck, Deutsche Börse
Niels Tomm, Deutsche Börse
Tim Grange, ICE 
Kirstina Combe, London Metal Exchange 
Robert Scharfe, Luxembourg Stock Exchange 
Bente A. Landsnes, Oslo Børs
Ian Cornwall, SIX Swiss Exchange
Marek Dietl, Warsaw Stock Exchange

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Information for the Editor:

The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) represents 36 exchanges in equities, bonds, derivatives and commodities through 19 Full Members from 30 countries, as well as 1 Affiliate Member and 1 Observer Member.

At the end of 2017, FESE members had 8,456 companies listed on their markets, of which 12% are foreign companies contributing towards the European integration and providing broad and liquid access to Europe’s capital markets. Many of our members also organise specialised markets that allow small and medium sized companies across Europe to access the capital markets; 1,107 companies were listed in these specialised markets/segments in equity, increasing choice for investors and issuers. Through their RM and MTF operations, FESE members are keen to support the European Commission’s objective of creating a Capital Markets Union.

For further information:

FESE Secretariat
Tracey Roberts 
Communications and Policy Adviser       
Tel: +32 2 551 01 87
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